I’m trying to model a high heel and I have a curve created using Curve from 2 Views. Now I’m at the point where I want to extrude a surface to make the sole, but I’m trying to have some design lines, not just a straight, rigid extrusions. I created two cross-section curves, and you’ll see that the one at the toe is smaller–the sole should taper down. Img 1. I’ve been looking through the docs and it seems that a sweep could be used here, but instead of two rails I think what I’m trying to do is provide two cross-sections and ONE rail. Interestingly, sweep with one rail makes an odd shape (see img 2)
Another thing I tried is to duplicate the curve and then use the orient cmd with scale 3D to get a curve for the top of the sole. From there I was able to use the cross-sections as cutting items to split the curves and then create surfaces using Edge curves, which gave me the result that I’m looking for–Img 3! But, I always am trying to learn more and optimize my work flow and so I’m trying to understand if there’s a “best” or better way of doing this?
BaseWhite.3dm (4.1 MB)